Civil War. Railroads are attacked!. Tennessee is divided into 3 regions. WEST. MIDDLE. EAST. During the Civil War Railroads were destroyed in East Tennessee. Tennessee is located between the border state of Kentucky and the Confederate states of.
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Railroads are attacked!
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina.
Railroads in 1861 were located all over East Tennessee. These railroads were used to move supplies, troops, and people. During the Civil War railroads were essential to the survival of the Confederate army.
Union army Brigadier General S. P. CARTER, one of the organizers of the bridge-burning plot, sent the following message to Brigadier General George H. Thomas in Danville, Kentucky, on November 24, 1861:
Union army Major General GEORGE B. MC CLELLAN pointedly tried to prod Brigadier General D. C. Buell into moving into East Tennessee, to fulfill the commitment that had been made. On November 27, 1861, McClellan sent the following dispatch to Buell:
WASHINGTON, January 4, 1862 General BUELL:Have arms gone forward for East Tennessee? Please tell me the progress and condition of the movement in that direction. ANSWER. A. LINCOLN